Medieval History 400-1500 Products

  • The Huns

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    The Huns are notorious for their role in European late antiquity. As a consequence however, their history, culture and impact have all been evaluated largely from a Greco-Roman perspective, rather than as an independent historical entity. This book addresses this imbalance. It approaches the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

    Edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Molly Jones-Lewis

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Medieval City State

    An Essay on Tyranny and Federation in the Later Middle Ages

    By M.V. Clarke

    In Clarke’s essay The Medieval City State, she argues that the natural governmental division is between central and localised governments. In this study, she focuses on the idea of the city state and local power instead of absolutism in the Middle Ages. Originally published in 1926, this study…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Agriculture and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan

    The Place of Rice

    By Charlotte von Verschuer, Wendy Cobcroft

    The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Peasant War in Germany

    By Friedrich Engels

    Originally published in 1926, this translation of Engels’ account of the Peasant War in fourteenth Century Germany explores the social and economic forces that led to peasant rebellion with a particular focus on how closely this related to the Reformation. Engels gives examples of key figures…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mystics and Heretics in Italy at the End of the Middle Ages

    By Émile Gebhart

    Originally published in 1922, this translation of French historian Émile Gebhart’s work by Hulme gives a detailed religious history of Italy in the middle ages clearly demonstrating Gebhart’s expertise in this area. Poetry, art and politics all centred around religion in the period studied and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century, 3rd Edition

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge
    A History of the Near East

  • The Crusader World

    Edited by Adrian Boas

    The Crusader World is a multidisciplinary survey of the current state of research in the field of crusader studies, an area of study which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this volume Adrian Boas draws together an impressive range of academics, including work from renowned…

    Hardback – 2015-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Consul of God (Routledge Revivals)

    The Life and Times of Gregory the Great

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the throne of St Peter at a time of acute crisis for the Roman Church. Consul of God, first…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)

    476-752

    By Jeffrey Richards

    There has been a tendency to the view the history of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological terms, which has resulted in the over-exaggeration of the idea of the papal monarchy. In this study, first published in 1979, Jeffrey Richards questions this view, arguing that whilst the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Laws of War in the Late Middle Ages

    By Maurice Keen

    Many of the combatants in the European wars of the late middle ages fought for their own gain, but they observed a code of regulations, part chivalrous and part commercial which they called the ‘law of arms’. This book, originally published in 1965, examines this soldiers’ code, to understand its…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

  • Tide of Empires

    Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West Volume 1 1481-1654

    By Peter Padfield

    Stripped of dogma, national bias and historical legend, this volume of naval history deals with the period from Venetian sea supremacy and the Portuguese campaigns of discovery to the Dutch conquest of a world-wide maritime empire, and finally the emergence of England as a serious rival to the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

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